Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Adult Developmental Disorders

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Faculty and Staff

J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry

J. Russell ("Russ") Ramsay, Ph.D. is co-director and co-founder of the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay received his PhD from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now known as Palo Alto University). He completed a predoctoral internship at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (with Dr. Anthony Rostain; Routledge, 2008) and Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact of Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association, 2010). Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He also serves as the co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and ADHD Aware. Dr. Ramsay has lectured internationally regarding various issues related to adult ADHD and was the recipient of the Martin P. Szuba Award for excellence in clinical teaching and research in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.